Beverages

The Azerbaijani market for beverages is rapidly expanding, with production of non-alcoholic beverages quadrupling since the year 2000. With imported beverages accounting for a small percentage of total consumption, the main competition takes place between national producers.

  • While fruit and vegetable juices and bottled water continue to be major strongholds in the beverages industry in Azerbaijan, the production of alcoholic beverages continues to show double-digit growth due to great demand from local and regional markets.
  • The world famous Azerbaijani pomegranate juice is exported to the markets of the US, EU and CIS countries and we are looking to attract more investments in order to extend our reach.
  • The wide availability of water resources, ideal natural conditions for fruit and vegetable growing and commitment to product quality make this an attractive area for investment.

Fruit and vegetable juice

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

33 295

33 709

29 693

33 785

Import (tonnes)

10 269

8 171

8 387

5 296

Export (tonnes)

18 740

13 750

8 618

9 827

Wine

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (thsd. decalitre)

1 169.7

754.7

917.8

1 063

Import (thsd. decalitre)

201.5

152.2

238.6

151.1

Export (thsd. decalitre)

223.9

338.4

389.4

409.4

Source: State Statistics Committee